How to Grow Mass Scale Hemp in a Light Deprivation Greenhouse

The mainstream cannabis cultivation has taken over the hemp industry by storm, especially after many countries legalized weed. Hundreds of hemp cultivators now have greenhouses in their garden where they grow high-quality cannabis that they sell in local markets. But, when it comes to mass-scale production, one of the techniques that work wonders is the light deprivation method. Wondering how the flowers will grow without light? Here’s how the system works.

Hemp Cultivation Using Light Deprivation Technique

One of the advantages of the light deprivation method is it allows the farmer to alter the lighting schedules of the plant. This helps to force the plants into making buds as soon as possible. With the growing demand for hemp in various countries, the light deprivation method comes as a boon to meet such high requirements.

Multiple Harvests In One Year

Imagine yielding four to five harvests in a greenhouse within one year. That’s only possible if you follow the light deprivation method. You should also use a high-quality greenhouse, like the ones manufactured by Full Bloom Light Dep. These come with auto-light facilities so that you can change the lighting conditions and improve the speed at which the plants grow.

If you start sowing seeds in early May, your first harvest will be ready by the end of July. That’s the spring to mid-summer harvest that many farmers consider the best time to grow cannabis. However, you can sneak in another harvest between mid-summer and autumn. Sow seeds immediately after the first harvest and collect the yield by the end of October. This period is also known as natural harvest time.

Better Bud Quality

Compared to commercial hemp farmers growing cannabis outdoors, the bud quality of the hemp growing inside a light deprived greenhouse is far better. If you have multiple light dep. greenhouses, you can increase the yield significantly. This will help to produce better quality buds than the ones you find outdoors. Farmers who grow hemp outdoors can only get one harvest. But, you can manage to get up to five using the light dep. method. It not only increases the overall production but also ensure high-quality bud.

Reduces Catastrophic Failures

Every farmer has a fear at the back of their mind that maybe their crops will experience a catastrophic failure due to bug infestation or heatwave. While this is not impossible, you still have another harvest that can make up for a considerable loss. That is why multiple harvests are better than one. And, that is another reason why the light dep method in a greenhouse is the ideal way to grow mass-scale hemp. When you spread your harvest outdoors, you can’t control catastrophes like heatwaves and extreme rainfall.

So, if you are planning to expand your hemp production, don’t fiddle around with other techniques. Follow the light dep. method religiously, and you should see a satisfactory yield at the end of July and October. But, make sure you grow inside a high-quality greenhouse that supports light dep. technique.

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Explaining, Easing the Horror of Mass Shootings for Your Kids

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 — Over the past weekend, 21 people were killed in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, while a separate incident in Dayton, Ohio, claimed the lives of nine people. Dozens more were injured.

For adults, horrific and senseless events like these have become a tragic, recurrent aspect of American life over the past few decades.

But for children, and especially very young children, they can be a new and frightening phenomenon. Child psychiatrist Dr. Victor Fornari said there are ways parents can help minimize the psychological toll on their kids.

First, keep kids’ exposure to news coverage of the events to a minimum.

“Ideally, parents should monitor TV and radio so as not to have children exposed to trauma,” said Fornari, who is vice chair of child & adolescent psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y.

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), there’s data that suggests that very young kids believe that an event is reoccurring each time they see it replayed on television news.

Children also model their reactions after parents, so Mom and Dad “need to remain calm and reassuring,” Fornari said. “If parents are overwhelmed, it’s best for them to gain composure before speaking with their children.”

And when it comes to explaining these tragedies, “it’s best for parents to follow the lead of their children and answer their questions and concerns as they arise, rather than for parents to discuss the details of these horrific events,” Fornari advised.

“I suggest parents remind their children that most people are good,” he said. “There are some people who are angry and behave very badly, but the world is generally a safe place.”

According to the APA, children will react differently to reports of events such as school shootings. “Some will have no ill effects; others may suffer an immediate and acute effect. Still others may not show signs of stress until sometime after the event,” the group noted.

And as with every sensitive subject, “parents should gear comments to developmental level of their children, minimizing traumatizing kids,” Fornari said.

According to the APA, “most children are quite resilient and will return to their normal activities and personality relatively quickly.” But effects may linger for some, and parents should be alert to signs of hidden trouble, such as slipping grades, excess worry, sleeplessness or an apathy towards activities the child previously enjoyed.

In response to the unpredictability and potential loss of life that comes from mass shootings, many schools across the nation have initiated regular drills to help prepare students, should such a rare event occur.

According to Fornari, while useful, such drills “can also heighten anxiety for some youth.”

Children with a pre-existing anxiety disorder, which may be up to 10% of all kids, could be especially affected. “Kids with earlier traumatic experiences are also at higher risk for heightened anxiety,” Fornari said.

And adults may have their own psychological issues to deal with as they watch yet another gun massacre unfold on TV. Becoming “numbed” to the experience is a common reaction, Fornari said.

“The frequency of shootings is alarming” and there’s “frustration that no real measures have been implemented to minimize these events,” he said.

“Is that healthy? Becoming numb to school shootings is not healthy, but, understandable,” Fornari said.

More information

There’s more on easing kids’ trauma at the American Psychological Association.

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Posted: August 2019

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